Findhorn Foundation and Community
Scotland
a place
people
community
learning through
experience
a consciousness that acknowledges
that all life is connected
engaging

being
still

listening
creating
together

laughing,
growing

continuing
to learn
Co-creating with people and nature to
build a peaceful and sustainable world

• demonstrating that this is possible inspir...
Co-creating with people and nature:
the ecovillage model
John Talbot Movie
History
• First came to
Scotland in 1957
• Managed the Cluny
Hill Hotel in Forres
very successfully
• Several years later
their em...
• 17 Nov 1962: Peter &
Eileen Caddy and
Dorothy Maclean, now
unemployed, arrived at
Findhorn Caravan Park
• Past spiritual...
• Little money so
started a garden

• Dorothy contacted
the intelligence of
nature - the devas
• Huge vegetables
• Soil As...
• Sanctuary built
• Eileen’s guidance to
build the community
centre and guest
accommodation

Sanctuary

Community Centre

...
Co-creation with nature

Inspired action

Inner listening
• Findhorn Foundation, a
charitable trust
• Eileen received guidance to
stop giving the community
guidance
• Construction ...
• Caravan Park purchased
• First wind turbine
• Community began to grow
around the Foundation
• Steiner School began
• Nat...
• New Findhorn Association
(NFA) to hold diversity of
organisations, businesses and
charities
• Ecohousing on Field
• Affi...
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•

Over 50 ecobuildings
3 more wind turbines
Findhorn College established
Eko: local monetary system
Eco...
50 years of transformation
Then
Now
Then
Now
Then
No
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•
•
•
•
•
•

3900 residential guests per year
5000 day visitors per year
From approx 60 different countries
120 Foundation...
• Group meditations:
- listening to inner voice
• Active community life:
- eat together
- play together
- resolve conflict...
•
•
•
•

Essential Findhorn - unique to us
Workshops, extending these values
Conferences, events and inspiring speakers
Se...
•
•
•
•
•
•

Experience Week
Spiritual Practice
Exploring Community Life
Living in Community
Spiritual Deepening
LEAP - Li...
•
•
•
•
•

Experiential learning
Love in action
From one week to two years
Mystery school
A place of safety to connect
wit...
•
•
•
•
•
•

Nature and Sustainability
Creativity and Celebration
Health and Wellbeing
Leadership and Community
Spiritual ...
•
•
•
•
•
•

Renowned speakers:
Caroline Myss
Eckhart Tolle
Neale Donald Walsch
Joanna Macy
Satish Kumar

•
•
•
•
•
•

Con...
• Two sites:
- The Park
- Cluny Hill
• Usually shared rooms
• You become part of a living
working community
• Surrounded b...
• 1997 granted NGO status by UN
• 1998 UN-Habitat Best Practice Award
• 2001 Gold Award for Green Tourism Scottish Tourist...
• Continue to light the way forward for a positive future
• Expand learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs and
ch...
•
•
•
•
•

Be the change!
Participate in Experience Week, workshop or conference
Contact a Resource Person near you
Sign u...
transforming consciousness
Joyfully serving
Celebrating individuality
and cooperating together
for the common good
Living in
harmony with
the earth
“Do you want to do something to help the world situation?
Then look within. As you change your consciousness to love, peac...
Music: ‘Open’ by Mike Scott from his CD ‘Still Burning’
Photographs compliments of many community members

www.findhorn.or...
Music: ‘Open’ by Mike Scott from his CD ‘Still Burning’
Photographs compliments of many community members

www.findhorn.or...
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The Findhorn Foundation is a spiritual community, ecovillage and an international centre for holistic learning, helping to unfold a new human consciousness and create a positive and sustainable future.
The Findhorn Foundation community is an experiment in conscious living, a learning centre and an ecovillage. Based mainly at The Park, Findhorn and at Cluny Hill in the nearby town of Forres, the community extends also to individuals, businesses and organisations within a 50-mile radius of The Park and to the islands of Iona and Erraid on the west coast of Scotland.

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  1. 1. Findhorn Foundation and Community Scotland
  2. 2. a place
  3. 3. people
  4. 4. community
  5. 5. learning through experience
  6. 6. a consciousness that acknowledges that all life is connected
  7. 7. engaging being still listening
  8. 8. creating together laughing, growing continuing to learn
  9. 9. Co-creating with people and nature to build a peaceful and sustainable world • demonstrating that this is possible inspiring others to do the same • exploring humanity and the planet’s potential • being of service
  10. 10. Co-creating with people and nature: the ecovillage model
  11. 11. John Talbot Movie
  12. 12. History
  13. 13. • First came to Scotland in 1957 • Managed the Cluny Hill Hotel in Forres very successfully • Several years later their employment was terminated
  14. 14. • 17 Nov 1962: Peter & Eileen Caddy and Dorothy Maclean, now unemployed, arrived at Findhorn Caravan Park • Past spiritual training
  15. 15. • Little money so started a garden • Dorothy contacted the intelligence of nature - the devas • Huge vegetables • Soil Association could find no logical explanation
  16. 16. • Sanctuary built • Eileen’s guidance to build the community centre and guest accommodation Sanctuary Community Centre Guest Accommodation
  17. 17. Co-creation with nature Inspired action Inner listening
  18. 18. • Findhorn Foundation, a charitable trust • Eileen received guidance to stop giving the community guidance • Construction began on Universal Hall • David Spangler established formal learning: Experience Week • Cluny purchased • Game of Transformation created • Gift of Traigh Bhan on Iona • Custodianship of Isle of Erraid
  19. 19. • Caravan Park purchased • First wind turbine • Community began to grow around the Foundation • Steiner School began • Nature sanctuary built • Recycled whisky barrel houses
  20. 20. • New Findhorn Association (NFA) to hold diversity of organisations, businesses and charities • Ecohousing on Field • Affiliation with UN: Non-govermental organisation (NGO) status • Founding member of Global Ecovillage Network • Living Machine completed • Ecovillage Training began • Peter died
  21. 21. • • • • • • • • • • Over 50 ecobuildings 3 more wind turbines Findhorn College established Eko: local monetary system Ecological Footprint Study Car Pool formed Biomass boiler Moray Art Centre opened Eileen died Dorothy moved back to live in the Foundation
  22. 22. 50 years of transformation
  23. 23. Then
  24. 24. Now
  25. 25. Then
  26. 26. Now
  27. 27. Then
  28. 28. No w
  29. 29. • • • • • • 3900 residential guests per year 5000 day visitors per year From approx 60 different countries 120 Foundation members of staff Community of another 450 people 30 000 people have participated in Experience Week
  30. 30. • Group meditations: - listening to inner voice • Active community life: - eat together - play together - resolve conflicts together • Attunement • Engaging in service • Living lightly on the land • Common Ground
  31. 31. • • • • Essential Findhorn - unique to us Workshops, extending these values Conferences, events and inspiring speakers See brochure or www.findhorn.org
  32. 32. • • • • • • Experience Week Spiritual Practice Exploring Community Life Living in Community Spiritual Deepening LEAP - Living Essentials Apprentice Programme • Findhorn Ecovillage Experience
  33. 33. • • • • • Experiential learning Love in action From one week to two years Mystery school A place of safety to connect with your inner voice and be accepted with love
  34. 34. • • • • • • Nature and Sustainability Creativity and Celebration Health and Wellbeing Leadership and Community Spiritual and Personal Growth Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ)
  35. 35. • • • • • • Renowned speakers: Caroline Myss Eckhart Tolle Neale Donald Walsch Joanna Macy Satish Kumar • • • • • • Conferences: Spirit of Healing Bioneers Positive Energy Inspired Action Conscious Medicine
  36. 36. • Two sites: - The Park - Cluny Hill • Usually shared rooms • You become part of a living working community • Surrounded by natural beauty
  37. 37. • 1997 granted NGO status by UN • 1998 UN-Habitat Best Practice Award • 2001 Gold Award for Green Tourism Scottish Tourist Board • 2002 Best Workshop and Retreat Centre Award from Kindred Spirit • 2003 MBE (Member of the British Empire awarded by the Queen) to Eileen Caddy for services to spiritual inquiry • 2006 UN: CIFAL (Centre for training local authorities in sustainable development) • 2007: Lowest Ecological footprint recorded in the industrial world
  38. 38. • Continue to light the way forward for a positive future • Expand learning opportunities to meet the diverse needs and challenges of today's world • Promote sustainability on all levels; spiritual, social, environmental and economic • Create new partnerships and strengthen existing networks • Ensuring the community's ongoing ability to be of service
  39. 39. • • • • • Be the change! Participate in Experience Week, workshop or conference Contact a Resource Person near you Sign up for our email updates Give a donation: supportus@findhorn.org • Visit: www.findhorn.org
  40. 40. transforming consciousness
  41. 41. Joyfully serving
  42. 42. Celebrating individuality
  43. 43. and cooperating together for the common good
  44. 44. Living in harmony with the earth
  45. 45. “Do you want to do something to help the world situation? Then look within. As you change your consciousness to love, peace, harmony and unity, the consciousness of the whole world will change.” EILEEN CADDY
  46. 46. Music: ‘Open’ by Mike Scott from his CD ‘Still Burning’ Photographs compliments of many community members www.findhorn.org
  47. 47. Music: ‘Open’ by Mike Scott from his CD ‘Still Burning’ Photographs compliments of many community members www.findhorn.org

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